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Gov. Beshear: State Properties to go Tobacco-Free

Citing Kentucky’s continued worst state ranking in smoking and cancer deaths, Governor Steve Beshear announced today that all executive branch state property campuses will be tobacco-free effective November 20 – the day of the Great American Smokeout. That means no cigarettes, tobacco products or e-cigarettes may be used in state-owned or leased buildings, in state-owned

Kentucky Adult Protective Services Caregiver Misconduct Registry

The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) will launch a new web-based registry that will allow vulnerable adult service providers and individuals, pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 209.032, to query the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Cabinet) as to whether a validated substantiated finding of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation has been

A choice no one should have to make

By Angela Young It may come as a surprise that arthritis is one of the most common illnesses among Kentuckians with more than one million residents suffering from arthritis or related diseases. In fact, Centers for Disease Control data shows that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in our country as conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, lupus and other severe forms can

Kentucky’s New Breach Notification Legislation

By Chris Nolan and Trigg Mitchell Data breaches, whether big or small, can leave customers exposed to fraudulent activity. You may recall that in January 2014, Target reported that an estimated 70 to 110 million of its customers had personal information (namely, credit and debit card numbers) stolen in a widespread data breach during the

Health Collaborative to Look at Best Practices for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

The state’s maternal and child health leadersare working together to address the rising number of infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, the condition caused by exposure to narcotics during pregnancy. The initiative, the Kentucky Perinatal Quality Collaborative, brings together representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky Perinatal Association and the March of Dimes,

Judge Issues Order in Seven Counties Services Bankruptcy Proceedings

United States Bankruptcy Judge Joan A. Lloyd, presiding Judge in the Seven Counties Services Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing, ruled  that Seven Counties Services is eligible to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  And; in fact, Seven Counties is a non-governmental unit. Seven Counties Services filed for Chapter 11 protection with the United State Bankruptcy Court, Western District

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